“When we met some weeks ago, he felt the need to get medical supervision,” Jackson Sr. said. “He was very weakened and we got that. He's now under medical supervision. He is regaining his strength and that part will be left to him and the doctors to describe at the appropriate time.”
In 1911 women voted in some states--but not in Illinois. On this date 101 years ago, a group of female activists from Chicago chartered a train and traveled to Springfield to lobby for voting rights.At 9 a.m. the special "Suffrage Train" pulled out of the Illinois Central 12th Street Station.
At the beginning of the movement, Hip Hop music served as a voice for the urban youth, the oppressed, it was a tool used to raise awareness to inner city turmoil. While that version of Hip Hop is no longer as pervasive as it once was, it still exists.
Federal prosecutors have filed a complaint against Berkeley School District 87, claiming it violated the Civil Rights Act when it denied a Muslim teacher time off for an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. Title VII of the act prohibits employment discrimination based on religion, among other things.
WBEZ has been receiving calls this week from Bentonville, Arkansas. They started Monday, when we reported some comments by a Wal-Mart executive invited to speak about health-care reform at a Latino civil-rights convention in Chicago. That executive, Dr.